Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday evening that he consulted with the Irish president and foreign minister on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the situation in Palestine and Yemen.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday evening that he consulted with the Irish president and foreign minister on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the situation in Palestine and Yemen.
He wrote at the end of his European tour in his twitter account: In Dublin and on the third and last leg of my European tour I had a meeting with the Irish President Michael D. Higgins, and Foreign Minister Simon Coveney.
“Both sides were agreed that the two countries’ relations are quite amicable, and we exchanged ideas on bilateral political, economic, and social relations,” he said, adding: We also consulted on the JCPOA, and the current status in Palestine, Yemen, and Afghanistan.
Zarif who is in Ireland on the third leg of his European tour had before his meeting with the Irish president met and conferred with his Irish counterpart Mr. Coveney.
The Iranian top diplomat said in the meeting that the two countries’ relations are of great significance and welcomed Dublin’s initiative on reopening its embassy in Tehran and sending an ambassador.
He also emphasized that Iran favors continuation of consultations in political, economic and especially in agricultural and information technology (IT) fields between the two countries.
The Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, too, in the meeting announced his country’s enthusiasm for improving bilateral cooperation taking advantage of Ireland’s non-permanent UNSC membership that can facilitate activation of Resolution 2231.
Zarif’s European tour began last week with his visit of Spain. After meeting the Spanish officials Zarif headed for Rome, where he met both with the Italian and with the Vatican officials.
He had before his European tour visited Syria and met and conferred with that country’s officials.